Pilgrim Quest is an educational game in which you play the original Pilgrims bound for America on the Mayflower. You must make the perilous voyage across the Atlantic, find safe harbor, pick a place for the new colony, and manage the development of that colony until it becomes self-sufficient. Exploration, diplomacy with the natives and war are all events which must be dealt with as you struggle to grow your fledgling colony in a hostile environment. The game is primarily strategic, but has some action-arcade sequences thrown into the exploration screens such as fishing, hunting, logging, and fur trapping.
The game itself plays smoothly and so far I have encountered no bugs. Overall the game itself is fairly entertaining and interesting. However meaningful events I have found sometimes hard to come by, as half the time I find myself staring at my monitor in boredom as I wait for the planting season to begin, or a new ship from England to arrive with more settlers. This could be because of where I placed my colony on the map, or it could simply be how the game plays. Either way I found the game mildly entertaining, and perfect if you have a bit of freetime that you don't know what to do with.